Share This Page

No respect

| Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

The worker toils at his unceasing labor and cries out for respect. Children should respect their parents.

But no respect is given as lying, cheating and stealing continue.

There is no respect for the right to life, from the defenseless in the womb through those of frail old age.

There is no respect for the divorcee or the companion cast aside, not to mention the children of these unions.

Life and property are held in no respect — not when there are those who are a law unto themselves and respect no higher authority. For these their motto is: “If it feels good, do it.”

There is no respect for others' wishes but only their own selfish interests. There is no respect for the laws and courts of our land, where lawyers wrangle over the meaning of the law and search for truth. Our prisons are full of the convicted, but is there remorse and repentance? There is lacking respect for a higher power, which monitors our behavior and is a merciful but just judge.

Perhaps many need to read and ponder in their hearts the Ten Commandments. Let our children read them and decide if there is wisdom contained within.

The fool in his heart says there is no God (Psalm 14:1).

Lucinda Vinoski

Vanderbilt

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.